Posted: November 1st, 2017
The following clients come at the emergency department complaining of acute abdominal pain. Prioritize them for care in order of the severity of the conditions.
1. A 27-year-old woman complaining of lightheadedness and severe sharp left lower quadrant pain who reports she is possibly pregnant.
2. A 43-year-old woman with moderate right upper quadrant pain who has vomited small amounts of yellow bile and whose symptoms have worsened over the week.
3. A 15-year-old boy with a low-grade fever, right lower quadrant pain, vomiting, nausea, and loss of appetite for the past few days.
4. A 57-year-old woman who complains of a sore throat and gnawing midepigastric pain that is worse between meals and during the night.
5. A 59-year-old man with a pulsating abdominal mass and sudden onset of persistent abdominal or back pain, which can be described as a tearing sensation within the past hour.
Place an order in 3 easy steps. Takes less than 5 mins.